Paulding County Assault Attorney
Are You Facing a Criminal Charge for Assault?
The Paulding County assault lawyers at Henrickson & Sereebutra know the ins and outs of criminal law in Georgia. Our years of experience as former prosecutors gives our clients a vital advantage in court. If you are facing a charge of assault, you are at risk of a serious conviction that could affect you for the rest of your life.
Contact our firm today and start protecting your rights and your future against the damaging effects of a criminal conviction!
What is Simple Assault?
Contrary to what many people believe, you can be charged with a crime of assault without actually hurting or striking a person. According to Georgia Code §16-5-20, assault is a crime of attempting to cause violent injury or taking actions that cause another person to fear suffering a violent injury. If a deadly weapon or intent to commit a violent crime is involved, the charge could even be raised to aggravated assault.
The Penalties for Assault in Georgia
A misdemeanor simple assault conviction is punishable by the following:
County jail sentence of up to 1 year
- Monetary fines of up to $1,000
- Probation of up to 1 year
- Expense reimbursement to victim (restitution)
Depending on the situation, assault may be considered a misdemeanor or a felony. Individuals who have been accused of assault should get informed about the full extent of the charges, because the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony is several thousand dollars in fines, years in jail, and harsh consequences for your criminal record.
A felony aggravated assault conviction results in increased penalties, such as:
Prison sentence of up to 20 years
- Monetary fines of up to $5,000
Building Your Defense Against the Assault Charge
Understanding the details of your assault charge is an essential step to minimizing the damage and avoiding the penalties of a conviction. Every case is unique, and the individual circumstances of your situation will likely play an important role in preparing your defense. Our skilled Paulding County assault attorneys can help you pursue a clear plan of action for your case.
Many different kinds of criminal cases may involve an assault charge, such as:
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No matter how strong or weak you may think your case is, there may be a course of legal action to pursue. Even if you are unable to have an assault charge dismissed, you may still be able to minimize the damage done with pretrial diversion. In addition, your record may be eligible for expungement to protect your future employment and career opportunities.
At Henrickson & Sereebutra, our team has 75+ years of collective legal experience. Our assault defense attorneys remain fully dedicated to the success of our clients. If you are facing an assault charge in relation to other criminal offenses, trust a firm that has already handled thousands of criminal cases.
Schedule a free consultation with a Paulding County assault attorney from our firm today and secure legal protection! We also serve clients in Cobb County, Douglas County and throughout all of Atlanta Metro Georgia.
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